December 5, 2011

Unusual Tales - Stowaway

"Unusual Tales", a series presenting Steve Ditko's comics from 1957 to 1959 that are in the public domain.

"Stowaway" is a 5-page story from Charlton's MYSTERIES OF UNEXPLORED WORLDS #5 [1957]. A short tale in the vein of many mid-century boys adventure science fiction short stories, with a young boy sneaking aboard a space ship and finding some adventure on the way.  Couple of really good Ditko images of the boy floating in space, you can see the action anatomy that would become a signature of his super-hero storytelling in a few years.

But before the story, some links:
Hundreds of pages of new Ditko in the last few years
Find out about the fanzine DITKOMANIA
Most recent issue #86 available
Releases back to 2005 listed
Scans in this series generally adapted to my personal tastes from those copies

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